Sunday, December 30, 2007

Singing in the Rain

Well, I'm happy to have the rain. Its rained here for three days straight now, in the state which was recently making national news about the terrible drought. Maybe that's what you need when you have a drought - national media attention.

Regardless, we have been having thunderstorms sweep through for the past 18 hours and I'm getting a little tired of the lightning and thunder because Dora is a total weeny. She is terribly afraid of storms and she just couldn't sleep and she kept going on alert stauts as if she were going to get out there in that rain and fend this thing off for us. Brought to you buy a dog who will only go pee in the rain in the case of dire emergency. And there better be grass growing on the patio because she will only walk about 2 feet in the rain before turning around.

Anyways, I planned to work on the house for my four day weekend, but that will clearly not happen. Oh well.

Hope you had a great weekend!

Friday, December 28, 2007


No, the new year has not yet arrived, but I was able to get my work done and will be off until next year. I do love being abot to say, see you next year, even though it is only a week away. God this four day weekend at home is going to be glorious.

Wifey and I don't have much planned for the holiday weekend. Its never been a holiday we celebrate too hard. However, it is a good time of the year to eat some collards. Gawd my mama makes good greens. It might be worth the drive for just her greens.

Well, happy new year.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

LOST for the Holidays

I've never like the television series lost, but damn if I didn't watch about 8 hours of it over the holidays. I must say, its a crazy combination of The Bold & The Beautiful, Survivor, Jurasic Park, and The Twilight Zone.

Very interesting show and if you need to kill several days, say if you are waiting for your boyfriend's foot to heal, I would highly suggest this option. There appear to be three seasons and a helluva lot of tv to watch.

In other words, we had a very merry Christmas. The mother in law and some cousins were around, so we had a houseful. Also, we had what may have been the best Christmas party EVER. Complete with band and about 125 folks. Quite a good time.

Now I just need to get season 1 of lost on dvd from the netflix...

Don't swerve for Deer.

I hope all my dear readers had a merry Christmas. It was a hectic Christmas for us as the sister's boyfriend had a bad wreck, rolled my sisters car over about six times, and most importantly, almost lost his foot.

He is coming home from the hospital today but he has had two surgeries to put the bones back together and probably has a few plastic surgeries to repair skin, muscle, and tendon. Hopefully he will be better soon. We are glad he is going to get out.

It was good to celebrate he was ok at Christmas time.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

I Urge You to Shop at IKEA with CAUTION!!

Let me say, I for one, will never shop at Ikea again. I went to the store and had a great time looking around with my friend Tiff. We looked at most all the items and had a good time checking out the merchandise. She found the bed she wanted and wrote down some notes and we went to the part of the store where they actually keep the inventory you can buy - the unassembled furnuture in boxes.

Well, come to find out, we are missing one of the three boxes necessary to assemble this bed. Being a veteran of such big box stores and having done more than one inventory observation myself, I look for the item SKU and then look for a pallet with the same lable. Finding one, I happily go get a staff member and tell them we need something pulled out of overhead. He relies, "We can't"

YOU WHAT?? - ok - calm down, "excuse me - there is a pallet we need pulled out of overhead and if you could pretty please with sugar on top get it down for me we can leave you alone for eternity."

Can't do it - Evidently IKEA, which advertises itself as a desitination store where you can get anything in the world and they love everyone in the world has a store policy against pulling any overhead stock while any customers are in the store. That's right I said, ANY CUSTOMERS IN THE STORE

Because, we were offered the alternative to return when the store closed to get the bed. Frankly at this point in time, I'm like F- it, a $175 bed ain't worth all this, but Tiff wanted this bed, so we come back at 9:00pm and wait - we wait untill each and every person checks out and exits the store, and then, get this, some asshole comes over and tells us we need to go outside so they can pull the furniture. The forklift would be over 100 yards away, in a completely seperate room, but we have to go outside in the cold and rain and wait.

We got the bed. But I'll never go to IKEA again.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Weekends & Ladyfriends

Well it hasn't been much of a weekend. I've put in something close to a true work day each day at the office as I have a stack of discovery to answer and I really just don't want to have to deal with motions ot compel. But hey, I'm getting it done here.

In other news, we went to see the wifey's father and meet his new lady friend. She was nice. Her kids were there, they are about our age and they seemed pretty cool. They even knew someone from the 'boro. Seems that everyone knows someon from the 'boro. Life is odd that way.

I told some guy I had to work all day. He asked me if I understood what I read.. After about .023 nanoseconds hesitation, I told him I sure hoped I understood what I'd read as I have to sign my name to it and put my bar number on it. Best not screw up such things too bad.

I think the wifey and I are going to see a movie this evening. That sounds like fun.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Brought To you By the Facebook "Entourage" Application

My brother decided to buy a big ugly go-kart this weekend and I went along for kicks. Out in the adjoing county we found the go-kart. It was the property of this guy who lived in a double-wide up top a hill. Yes, there was the requisite tractor-trailer in the yard, a tractor with the hood up, and a shed where someone was working on a car.

I can't say I was really surprised until we went to take the go-kart away. Delivery was included in the purchase price, but I say we should have gotten a discount because the seller had to load his 2 small children, one older kid, his wife and his friend into the suburban to go deliver this kart 10 miles away. He was only gone for no more than an hour. It was really interesting to see.

And I thought I rolled deep.